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PA Habitat for Humanity Affiliates Call on State Leaders to Fund Affordable Housing and Home Repair Programs

Representatives from Habitat affiliates across the Commonwealth traveled to Harrisburg on April 9 to meet with legislators and advocate for smarter policies and increased funding for affordable housing and critical home repairs.

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Protecting Philly Homeowners

Learn how Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the pro bono hub Philly VIP are teaming up to clear titles and provide estate planning for the residents of the Sharswood neighborhood.

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High prices and low supply make buying a home harder, especially for Black households

In the Philly area, those making $100,000 or more can afford to buy at least 60% of houses. Only 20% of Black and Hispanic households earn that much.

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How Habitat for Humanity Gets Philadelphians Into Affordable Housing

The NBC10 Investigators revealed failures in Philadelphia’s affordable housing programs. But Habitat for Humanity is showing how to effectively get low-income people into good homes.

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Is the lack of affordable housing the next crisis?

By Lynette Hazelton, Generocity

The affordability crisis hits renters harder than owners. Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) estimates the city needs about 70,000 affordable rental units to meet demand.

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September 17

Evans pushing to include housing in COVID relief deal

The Philadelphia Tribune

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing to include substantial renter and homeowner aid in a potential congressional COVID-19 relief deal.


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September 8

Philly’s housing crisis is an education crisis

By Corinne O’Connell for the Philadelphia Inquirer

As classes for students in the Philadelphia School District begin and the COVID-19 pandemic persists, home will be the primary classroom for students across the city.


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Testimony to City Council: Invest in the Housing Trust Fund

Testimony to City Council: Invest in the Housing Trust Fund
May 27, 2020

Carrie Rathmann, Director of Strategic Partnerships testifies to City Council to invest more in the Housing Trust Fund in the fiscal year of 2021 so that more Philadelphia families have access to safe and affordable housing.

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